Nets Interested in Acquiring Jarrett Jack

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The Brooklyn Nets are looking to add depth to their team and are reportedly interested in role player Jarrett Jack. At 24-27, the Nets seek to continue to climb up the Eastern Conference standings and make a playoff run.

According to ESPN New York, the Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed swapping guards Jason Terry and Jarrett Jack. At 36 years of age, Terry has been largely ineffective for his new team. In 36 games, the sharpshooter has averaged 4.5 points, 1.6 assists and 1.1 rebounds in just over 16 minutes per contest. Terry makes $5.2 million this season and receives a slight bump next year in the final season of his contract.

Acquiring Terry would certainly be less of a financial burden than picking up Jack, who makes $6.3 million for the next three seasons with a team option in the summer of 2017. The experiment of teaming up Jack with budding star Kyrie Irving has gone awry. The Cavs have been one of the league’s biggest disappointments, beginning the season in the playoff conversation but now enter the second-half of the season at 20-33.

In 51 games this season, Jack is averaging 8.5 points and 3.7 assists, down from his numbers of 12.9 points and 5.5 assists last season while with the Golden State Warriors.

Dealing Terry in exchange for Jack would help the Nets’ backcourt, but would also reduce cap space for the next few seasons. While Brooklyn and owner Mikhail Prokhorov have proved that money isn’t the biggest obstacle, this may hurt their plans to pursue top free agents in the coming summers.